A Guest Post by Shaheen Sajan
Can gamification make learning more meaningful or should we brace ourselves for a new wave of e-Learning courses diluted of any substance? Here are 6 reasons why Gamification is not just a passing fad or trend and why it is here to stay.
1. A carrot instead of a stick
When it all comes down to it, gamification is really about motivation. You can always motivate someone with the stick approach and the threat of failing. Or you can take the Swedish National Society for Road Safety’s carrot approach that applied gamification principles to road safety. Remarkably, they found a way to make it fun to drive below the speed limit by awarding safe drivers with lottery tickets.